Southern Md. Police Beat: Woman saved from heroin overdose by Deputy Vincent Pontorno – The Sheriff reports that on April 2, 2015, Deputy Vincent Pontorno responded to a residence on Chancellor’s Run Road after 9 1 1 received a report of an adult female having difficulty breathing.
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“Naloxone is very effective and relatively inexpensive ,” says Doyon. “The benefits of allowing bystanders who are properly trained to administer the medication are unmeasurable. Death occurs minutes after a victim stops breathing, and often occurs before first responders arrive at the scene. Naloxone administered by bystanders early can be life-saving.”
Previous studies have shown that the administration of naloxone by bystanders has reversed the effects of an opioid overdose in anywhere from 75 to 100 percent of documented cases.